Telepathy Contest 2000
The contest is now over, but you can read about it below and check to see if you picked the image being sent. You can post discussion and comments about this event on the ASD Bulletin Board http://www.asdreams.org/subidxdiscussionsbboard.htmor read about the Online Results.
Announcing the ONLINE ASD2000 Dream Telepathy Contest
July 7-8, 2000
For many years the Association for the Study of Dreams Annual Conference has hosted a Dream Telepathy Contest. A favorite conference special event, the contest design reproduces in simplified form experiments done by Montague Ullman and Stanley Krippner at the Maimonedes Dream Laboratory in Brooklyn, NY, and reported in their book Dream Telepathy Experiments in Nocturnal ESP (Penguin Books, 1973). Robert Van de Castle, who successfully participated as a telepathic receiver in the original research at Maimonedes, initiated this contest at the second ASD conference at the University of Virginia in 1985.
In the past, usually only those who physically attended the ASD conference could participate in this intriguing event. This year, the facilitators of the Dream Telepathy Contest, Bob Van de Castle and Rita Dwyer, have opened it up (with the help of Richard Wilkerson, Jean Campbell, Scott Hughes, and Ed Kellogg) to those who would like to participate online as well!
How will the ONLINE ASD2000 Dream Telepathy Contest Work?
The target pool consists of four
pictures sealed in opaque envelopes, neutral to positive in terms of
their emotional and associative content, selected by a designated agent
(non-participant) and kept secret from all others.
On Friday night, July 7, 2000, the designated sender will randomly select one of the envelopes, which he/she will open later on in private. During the night the sender will "telepathically broadcast" the selected picture, in terms of the image itself and of its associated cognitive and emotional content. Participants will attempt to "tune into" this broadcast through their dreams.
Pia Keiding, Danish transpersonal psychotherapist and
international post-graduate trainer, founding director of CITHE,
(International Therapy Centre), Brussels, and Director of Research of the
European Transpersonal Association (Eurotas). She offers an integration and
synthesis of complementary schools and teachings from Western and
On Saturday morning, July 8, 2000, participants will write down their dreams in detail, paying particular attention to dreams in which they feel that they may have successfully "tuned in". By 9 AM (or earlier) Pacific Daylight Time (12 noon EDT), volunteers at the ASD Conference will have posted graphic images of each of the four target pictures at the online dream telepathy site at http://www.asdreams.org/telepathy/contest2000/
Contest participants will look for the best match between their dream(s) and one of the target pictures. In order to qualify for an official entry in the online contest, they will need to either e-mail a written account of their dream(s), clearly indicating the number of the target picture (#1, #2, #3, #4) before 3 PM PDT (6 PM EDT) to DreamRita@aol.com . Alternatively, participants can choose to post their dream(s) on the ASD2000 Dream Telepathy thread (again, before 3 PM PDT (6 PM EDT) on the ASD Bulletin Board at http://www.asdreams.org/subidxdiscussionsbboard.htm
Sometime on Sunday, July 9, 2000, we will let you know which picture the sender chose, so that you can judge for yourself the success of your efforts. The official judging of online contest submission may take a week or two, but we will post the results as soon as we have them at the online dream telepathy site.
How can One Incubate a Telepathic Dream?
Many methods for dream incubation exist, but the key to all of them lies in finding a way of focusing your intent. For example, just before going to sleep you might simply say to yourself - with focused intent - something like "Tonight I will have a vivid dream about the ASD2000 Dream Telepathy Contest target Picture. I will have clear, detailed, recall of this dream when I wake up tomorrow morning". In the morning write down everything you can recall - even seemingly unimportant dream fragments may relate to the dream target.
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